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We provide you with 3 different tool-kits to organize your own co-design sessions. You can easily do it at your studio, agency, school or anywhere else you want to co-design.

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Toolkit #0

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Toolkit #3

A.P.C.I’s Toolkit

Lancaster’s Toolkit

Toolkit #0

Warming up and getting to know each other

It is important to energize your workshop from start till end. And of course with co-design everything is about getting to know each other well.

Give people a warm welcome by giving a badge as a small present. They are not only conversation starters but functional as well: everybody writes his name, a special talent or favorite food, to rise questions and start a conversation. Besides of these playful badges there is a set of icebreakers to warm up. They can be used to deepen the process of getting acquainted and sharing knowledge & experience.

When you download Toolkit #0: Warming up and getting to know each other you will find:

  1. The badges to be made to how you think they work best for your group bigger or smaller, paper or other materials.

  2. Card Game for people that do not know each other and are not so much used to workshops.

  3. Speed Cards to help to connect and to get insights in each other’s knowledge, experience and motivation.

  4. Question List to be used in a game for groups who know each other very well.

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Toolkit #1

Developing a vision

Toolkit 1

During this workshop the participants develop a shared vision on the challenge.

The tools and techniques stimulate the imagination of the participants. The result is a lively and tangible picture of a great future. This vision creates space for multiple solutions, it is open, inspiring, and gives direction.

When you download Toolkit #1: Developing a vision you will ffind:

  1. An introduction on how the PROUD toolkits work and how to organize your own co-design sessions.

  2. The necessary guidelines to organize the co-design session Developing a vision.

  3. The materials you will need to use during the co-design session Developing a vision.

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Toolkit #2

Formulating questions

Toolkit 2

In this session, the participants identify the question to which an answer is needed.

This provides a framework, question or briefing for generating ideas. The group can generate the ideas themselves, or start working on a briefing for someone else (e.g. a designer).
The working methods challenge the participants to analyse the problem and to explore various options. Participants discover the key factors that determine the ultimate success.

When you download Toolkit #2: Formulating questions you will find:

  1. An introduction on how the PROUD toolkits work and how to organize your own co-design sessions.

  2. The necessary guidelines to organize the co-design session Formulating questions.

  3. The materials you will need to use during the co-design session Formulating questions.

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Toolkit #3

Generating ideas

Toolkit 3

During this workshop the participants generate ideas for possible solutions to a framed challenge.

These may be concepts, products or services. It is important that the participants postpone their judgement, that they associate freely and let their imagination run free. This program only encompasses the process of diverging: generating as many ideas as possible. The ideas may be selected through a subsequent program or the designer himself sorts out the convergence. Please make this workshop feel like a party for the participants, with plenty of excellent food and drinks. Create a high level of energy.

When you download Toolkit #3: Generating ideas you will find:

  1. An introduction on how the PROUD toolkits work and how to organize your own co-design sessions.

  2. The necessary guidelines to organize the co-design session Generating ideas.

  3. The materials you will need to use during the co-design session Generating ideas.

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A.P.C.I.'s Toolkit

Co-design for public sector

On basis of on the results of the Proud project challenges, supplemented by interviews with civil servants and policy advisors following guidance notes have been written for the public sector. Reports on the subject of co-design or participation regarding issues of general interest have also been used to consolidate the recommendations presented in the A.P.C.I.’s Toolkit.

When you download A.P.C.I.’s Toolkit:
Co-design is good for you
you will find:

A guidance note to support the use of co-design by civil servants, policy makers and institutions in pdf document format.

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Lancaster’s Toolkit

Collaboration & Impact Toolbox

Imagination Lancaster University has been key to developments of tools within PROUD and we are happy to link you to some of their great and refreshing tools for knowledge exchange.

The links will bring you to:

  1. The Collaboration and Impact Toolbox
    http://impact.lancaster.ac.uk/tools

  2. Report plus tools for a PROUD masterclass in Lancaster (UK) on working with groups
    http://imagination.lancs.ac.uk/news/Sharing_Experience_Techniques_and_Tools

  3. Report plus tools for a PROUD masterclass in Eindhoven (NL) on working with groups
    http://imagination.lancs.ac.uk/news/International_Masterclass_Communities_and_CoDesign